Unformatted text preview: b. world’s highest mountains 2. series of plateaus and basis a. elevation btwn 1k and 2k meters b. northwestern China, northern- Inner Mongolian Plateau + Loess Plateau, and southwestern- Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau 3. plains and low hills of eastern China a. elev generally below 500 meters b. even low mountains create barriers to north-south transport Most important rivers- all flow west to east 1. Yangtze (Changjiang) 2. Yellow (Huang) 3. Pearl (Zhujiang) Western vs. Eastern- line from Aihui (northeast prov of Heilongjiang) to Tengchong (southwest prov of Yunnan) divides area of China in half West of line: only 6% of population ● west-northwest of line- pop density= 11 people/kil 2 ( ¼ worlds avg) ○ Tibetan Plateau contains ¼ of land area of China but <1% of pop ○ total northwest= 4.5% of pop...
View Full Document
- Yellow River, Yunnan, Inner Mongolia, Landform, Plateau